Wind River Announces New Collaboration with Texas Instruments to Deliver Advanced Linux Platform and Multimedia Capabilities
Alameda, Calif., — February 5, 2007 — Wind River Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: WIND), the global leader in Device Software Optimization (DSO), today announced a new collaboration with the leading wireless semiconductor provider, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) to enable Wind River's Linux-based device software platform and Wind River® Workbench development tools, including Wind River® Workbench On-chip Debugging tools, on TI's OMAP2430 applications processor for handsets and personal digital assistants (PDAs). By providing support for the OMAP2430 processor's advanced, multimedia performance features, Wind River Linux will allow mobile handset manufacturers to develop, test and run next-generation, revenue-generating applications such as video conferencing, digital music, mobile-to-mobile gaming and mobile TV, faster and at a lower cost.
"Wind River's commercial-grade Linux and the advanced multimedia performance features in OMAP2430 processors will offer a powerful Linux platform that supports multimedia-rich, mobile applications and reduce the time and cost associated with bringing these applications to the mobile device market," said Jeff Wender, worldwide marketing manager, Software Solutions for Texas Instruments Cellular Systems Solutions. “We are excited to work with Wind River to provide high-quality, flexible, solutions for the global wireless market on the development platform of their choice, and we’re pleased to welcome Wind River to our wireless ecosystem."
Wind River offers a commercial-grade Linux platform ideal for device manufacturers that require special Linux capabilities to support mobile device development projects. The platform contains a fully tested and validated Linux distribution based on mature Linux 2.6 kernel technology. At its core is an open cross-build system that assembles packages and manages individual patches to maintain the pristine open source and build a Linux run-time distribution designed for a specific device. The Wind River® Platform for Consumer Devices, Linux Edition is optimized for small footprint and fast boot-time, but also contains all the essential Linux capabilities consumer device manufacturers require such as power management, graphics and audio support. With broad support for leading next-generation processors such as the OMAP2430 and reference boards for mobile devices, Wind River's Linux platform includes Eclipse-based, Wind River Workbench development tools, customer education and 24/7 global technical support for a complete mobile handset solution.
"In a market that is constantly demanding newer, more advanced and multimedia-rich applications at faster pace than ever before, mobile handheld manufacturers must reduce their development costs and focus their resources on creating highly-differentiated, competitive offerings that are compelling to consumers," said John Bruggeman, chief marketing officer, Wind River Systems. "Wind River and TI are working together to provide an infrastructure that can be embraced by a wide variety of handheld device manufacturers looking for market advantage."
About Wind River
Wind River is the global leader in Device Software Optimization (DSO). Wind River enables companies to develop and run device software faster, better, more reliably and at lower cost. Wind River Platforms are pre-integrated, fully-standardized enterprise-wide development solutions that reduce effort, cost and risk and optimize quality and reliability at all phases of the software development process from concept to deployed product.
Founded in 1981, Wind River is headquartered in Alameda, California, with operations worldwide. To learn more, visit Wind River at http://www.windriver.com or call Wind River at 1-800-872-4977.
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Director, Global Communications